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A cultural history of the Atlantic world, 1250-1820

Author: John K Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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An overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830, describing interactions between the inhabitants of Africa, Europe and North and South America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)779244512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John K Thornton
ISBN: 9780521898751 0521898757 9780521727341 0521727340 9781139021722 1139021729 9781139528054 113952805X
OCLC Number: 811408616
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013
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Contents: Cover; A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Maps; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: THE ATLANTIC BACKGROUND; I The Formation of the Atlantic World, 1250-1600; MASTERING THE ATLANTIC; THE TWO WINGS OF EUROPEAN ATLANTIC EXPANSION; THE AFRICAN WING OF EXPANSION; THE ATLANTIC WING OF EXPANSION; PART II: THREE ATLANTIC WORLDS; 2 The European Background; KINGS AND SOLDIERS; ROYAL ASSERTION; FINANCE AND EXPANSION; 3 The African Background; SLAVERY'S SPACE: THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE SLAVE TRADE. AFRICA AND THE SLAVE TRADE: A PARADOXTHE DYNAMICS OF ENSLAVEMENT; STATE AND NATION: AFRICAN POLITICS; THE FATE OF STATES AND ENSLAVEMENT; 4 The American World, 1450-1700; EGALITARIAN DEMOCRACIES; CARIBS; THE MISKITO KINGDOM; FREE ASSOCIATIONS IN BRAZIL; IROQUOIANS; MAPUCHE; MINI-STATES; EMERGING MINI-STATES: THE ALGONQUIAN WORLD: LOW AUTHORITY; THE RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS: AMAZON, ORINOCO, AND RIO DE LA PLATA; WESTERN CARIBBEAN MINI-STATES; THE DISINTEGRATED EMPIRES: THE MAYA: HEIRS OF MAYAPÁN; AFTER MONTE ALBÁN: OAXACA; CAHOKIA'S REMAINS; IMPERIAL STATES; THE VALLEY OF MEXICO. THE INCA EMPIREPART III: THE NATURE OF ENCOUNTER AND ITS AFTERMATH; 5 Conquest; FRANCE, PORTUGAL, AND SPAIN IN THE CANARIES; THE SPANISH IN THE CARIBBEAN: ALLIANCE AND CONQUEST; THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO; PERU; NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA; RIO DE LA PLATA; THE PORTUGUESE IN ANGOLA: THE AFRICAN CONQUEST; EXPLOITING THE CONQUESTS; HISPANIOLA; ENCOMIENDA IN MEXICO AND PERU; PERU; SLAVERY, RACE MIXING, AND LABOR; THE POOR AREAS OF SPANISH AMERICA; ANGOLA: A RICH POOR COLONY; 6 Colonization; COASTAL BRAZIL; NORTHERN EUROPEANS IN NORTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND SOUTH AMERICA. RICH AND POOR IN THE COLONIES OF THE NORTHERN EUROPEANS7 Contact; THE AFRICAN COAST; FRONTIERS WITH FREE ASSOCIATIONS IN THE AMERICAS; REDUCTIONS AND THE FRONTIER: IBERIAN STRATEGIES IN NORTHERN MEXICO; AN EQUESTRIAN FRONTIER: THE SOUTHERN CONE OF SOUTH AMERICA; THE CARIBBEAN FRONTIER: THE CENTRAL BASIN; NEW FORCES IN THE CENTRAL BASIN: BUCCANEERS AND RUNAWAYS; THE CARIBBEAN FRONTIER'S WESTERN END: CENTRAL AMERICA; THE CARIBBEAN FRONTIER'S SOUTHERN END: ORINOCO VALLEY; SLAVERY, A RUNAWAY'S KINGDOM AND REDUCTIONS IN NORTHEAST BRAZIL; THE AMAZON FRONTIER; RIO SÃO FRANCISCO; GRAN CHACO. NORTH AMERICA: THE "MIDDLE GROUND"THE LOWER SOUTH; PART IV: CULTURE TRANSITION AND CHANGE; 8 Transfer and Retention in Language; RETENTION AND LOSS AND EUROPEAN SETTLERS; LANGUAGES AT HOME: THE FATE OF AFRICAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES IN CONQUESTS; LINGUAS FRANCA IN THE MIDDLE GROUND; THE END OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN AMERICA; 9 Aesthetic Change; MASS MATERIAL CULTURE: POTTERY; ELITE POTTERY TRADITIONS; NONELITE POTTERY; AFRICAN FASHION: A CONTACT ZONE; INDIGENOUS AMERICA; VIRTUOSITY: PRODUCER AND CONSUMER IN MUSIC AND FINE ARTS.
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